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        Beati Fulgentii episcope Ruspensis in Africa doctissimi, Opera theological; quae quidem adjuc extant, diligenter recensita: Quorum series & argument, post dedicationem, cum praemissa authoris vita reperientur. Interjectus est,suo loco, etiam Petri Diaconi

      Basel: Henricpetri, 1621 The book is in good antiquarian condition. It is a small octavo measuring 4"x6" beautifully bound in smooth dark brown leather with a lovely patina. Five raised bands to the spine, some rubbing at extremities, small scar to front board, a scratch and another scar to back cover. One small wormhole at back cover that penetrates that last 20 pages or so of the book. Title page has a bit of humidity staining and there is a very light "bleed" from the brown edges of the book into the fore-edge of the pages throughout, though this is not unattractive. Last blank has some old notes. Otherwise very occasional foxing, binding sturdy, pages clean. Really, quite a nice copy. Pagination is [24] ff, 905 pp , [19] ff. OCLC 257548888. This is a very hard to find early 1600s edition of the late Roman monk Fulgentius of Ruspe, in the original Latin, dating back to 1621; his works in a very handsome full leather binding. It is quite scarce: OCLC (Worldcat) only lists 11 copies worldwide. We can find no copies for sale anywhere in the world and no auction records for this edition. Fabius Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, originally of Carthage, was of Roman senatorial rank, and a friend and defender of Augustine. He was also a prominent Christian monk who wrote influential works against Arianism. He rose to become bishop of Ruspe and founded a number of monasteries. Reading Fulgentius is particularly important today in that he provides a contemporary insider's take on most of Augustine's ideas -- he is so steeped in the thoughts of his mentor he was sometimes called a "pocket Augustine"; although his writings were very influential in their own right. An important and scarce book, particularly for those interested in Augustinian thought, early Latin monasticism, or late Roman authors in the original Latin. Includes a "life" of Fulgentius.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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        Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias

      Lima: Geronymo de Contreras, 1621. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, "El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo" on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga's rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native "superstitions", the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga's duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga's account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. "In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography." (JCB, "Sources of Peru") Because of their 'simplicity and poor understanding' and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors - local bishops and religious leaders - who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, "The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru"). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. .......................................................... A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB. * Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 ("relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail"); and Mills' monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997).

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        L'Immortalite de l'Ame, declaree avec raisons naturel les tesmoignages humains et divins pour la Foy Catholique contre les Athees et Libertins

      Paris: Chez Nicolas Buon, 1621 [20ff] - 456 pages. Page titre gravé. Reliure d'époque en cuir avec restaurations anciennes au dos et sur les plats. Dos à 4 nerfs. Sceau de la "furstliche hofbibliothek Donaueschingen". Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solides. Louys RICHEOME, appelé de son temps le Cicéron français, naquit à Digne en Provence l'an 1544, entra au noviciat de Paris en 1563 , et défendit avec zèle la foi catholique contre les huguenots. Après avoir été deux fois provincial , il devint assistant de France en 1608, et mourut à Bordeaux en 1623, avec une grande réputation de piété. Henri IV faisait sa lecture assidue des ouvrages du R. Père Louys Richeome. EXEMPLAIRE TRÈS RARE. LA COPAC N'INDIQUE QUE 2 EXEMPLAIRES et la BNQ EN POSSÈDE UN. L'EXEMPLAIRE QUE NOUS AVONS EST LE SEUL QUI SOIT IMPRIMÉ CHEZ NICOLAS BUON. Les autres ont été imprimés chez Sébastien Cramoisy. À cette époque les imprimeurs sont également éditeurs, il arrive fréquemment qu’ils se divisent les coûts de production entre eux. Chaque imprimeur voit ainsi apparaître son nom sur un certain nombre d’exemplaires. C’est une pratique plus commune aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles mais on voit quelque fois des exemples du XVIIIe siècle. Il n’y a probablement pas aucune différence entre les différents exemplaires mis à part la page de titre. Suite à une recherche dans WorldCat, il ne semble y avoir que deux imprimeurs (Cramoisy et Buon). PHOTO DISPONIBLE SUR DEMANDE.

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        Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio. Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis.authore Honorio Philopono

      Linz, 1621. Hardcover. Very Good. Small folio [30 x 19 cm]. engraved title. (6) ff., including emblematic "owl" plate, 101 (3) pp. , including one full-page of woodcut diagrams, and with 18 consecutively numbered plates, the first (of Columbus) signed Wolfgang Kilian. Total of 19 plates. Bound in contemporary Austrian vellum, emblem of Saint Benedict on front cover, arms of the author as Abbott of Seitenstetten on rear cover. Release stamp of Austrian State Library on ) ( ) ( 2v. Minor finger soiling in outer margin of title, and light even toning throughout. Aeg. Otherwise, genuine copy, with the plates in fine impression. Scarce first edition and fine copy bound in what must be a presentation binding with the image of Saint Benedict stamped on the front cover and the arms of the author stamped on the back cover. The work is one of the more fanciful illustrated chronicles devoted to the new world published in the early decades of the 17th century, by the Benedictine Plautius, and a widely-read addition to the developing mythology of America in 17th century Europe. Riding the coattails of the success of the De Bry volumes, which the author attacks in the course of plagiarizing, Plautius has the more particular aim of celebrating the participation of the Benedictine Bernardo Buil, Apostolic Vicar of the New World and the first missionary to travel to America, along with a dozen monks on Columbus' Second Voyage. In part a public relations effort on behalf of the Order, much besieged during the Counter-Reformation, the work compiles disparate relations, Benedictine and others (Léry on Brazil), and the iconography, probably by Kilian, largely reimagines scenes similar to those that appeared earlier in de Bry. The plates include a famous scene of St. Brendan celebrating Mass on the back of a whale, native Indians feasting on baby alligators, the usual battlescenes, cannibalism and exotica (chrysanthemum, pineapple, potato, and Indian chief smoking). Abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Seitenstetten in Lower Austria, Plautius is thought to have signed the work with the nom de plume Philoponus in order to dedicate the fulsome dedication to himself. For what was essentially a private production, the work's sensational plates won it a wide audience, and it received another edition the same year, though the chronology between the two remains unknown: the other edition contains one less plate and lacks the self-contained section on the magnet present in that offered here. * JCB II.156-6; Sabin 63367; Arents, Additions, V.201; Alden-Landis 621/100; Harisse, Columbus, p. 36; Binding: Siebmacher I, Abt. 5, II, p. 7.

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        Relation Historique d'Abissinie

      [2]+514+[4 contents and errata]+[2] pages with 2 folding maps, lacks frontispiece. Small Quarto. Rebacked in the 19th century retaining the original spine with raised bands and gilt decorative stamping and lettering to spine. Translated from the original Portuguese manuscripts by Jackim le Grande. First edition.Born in Lisbon, he entered the Order of Jesus at the age of sixteen. In 1621 he was ordered as a missionary to India, and in 1622 he arrived at Goa. With the intention of proceeding to Abyssinia, whose Negus (emperor) Segued had been converted to Roman Catholicism by Pedro Páez, he left India in 1624. He disembarked on the coast of Mombasa, and attempted to reach his destination through the Galla country, but was forced to return. In 1625 he set out again, accompanied by Mendez, the patriarch of Ethiopia, and eight missionaries. The party landed on the coast of the Red Sea, and Lobo settled in Abyssinia as superintendent of the missions in Tigré. He remained there until death deprived the Catholics of their protector, the emperor Segued. Forced by persecution to leave the kingdom, in 1634 Lobo and his companions fell into the hands of the Turks at Massawa, who sent him to India to procure a ransom for his imprisoned fellow-missionaries. In this he was successful, but could not induce the Portuguese viceroy to send an armament against Abyssinia. Intent upon accomplishing this cherished project, he embarked for Portugal, and after he had been shipwrecked on the coast of Natal, and captured by pirates, arrived at Lisbon. Neither at this city, however, nor at Madrid and Rome, was any countenance given to Lobo's plan. He accordingly returned to India in 1640, and was elected rector, and afterwards provincial, of the Jesuits at Goa. After some years he returned to his native city, and died there January 29, 1678. Lobo wrote an account of his travels in Portuguese, which appears never to have been printed, but is deposited in the monastery of St. Roque, Lisbon. Balthazar Telles made large use of the information therein in his Historia geral da Ethiopia a Alta (Coimbra, 1660), often erroneously attributed to Lobo (see Machado's Bibliotheca Lusitana). Lobo's own narrative was translated from a manuscript copy into French in 1728 by the Abbé Joachim le Grand, under the title of Voyage historique d'Abissinie. In 1669 a translation by Sir Peter Wyche of several passages from a manuscript account of Lobo's travels was published by the Royal Society (translated in M. Thévenots Relation des voyages in 1673). An English abridgment of Le Grand's edition by Dr. Johnson was published in 1735 (reprinted 1789). In a Mémoire justificatif en réhabilitation des pères Pierre Paez et Jérôme Lobo, Dr. C. T. Beke maintains against Bruce the accuracy of Lobo's statements as to the source of the Abai branch of the Nile. See A. de Backer, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus (edited by C. Sommervogel, iv., 1893).Condition:Old stamp and inscription on title page, First folding map conspicuously restored, second map tear restored else a very good copy.

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        Enantiophanon Centuriae Sex, Et Conciliationes Eorundem

      1621. Bronkhorst (Bronchorst), Everard van [1554-1627]. Enantiophanon Centuriae Sex, Et Conciliationes Eorundem: Ab Ipso Authore Recognitae, & Amplius Quam Tertia Parte Auctae [et] Locupletatae: Accessit Brevis Tractatus, De Privilegiis Studiosorum, Tam Professorum & Doctorum Eodem Authore. Leiden: Ex Officina Iacobi Marci, 1621. [xl], 511, 300 pp. Two parts, each with title page. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, edges rouged. Light soiling and some edgewear, front joint cracked but secure, text block partially detached but secure, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, front endleaf detached, upper portion of rear free endpaper lacking. Main title page printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials and tail-pieces. Light toning, residue from small bookseller ticket to head of title page, a few brief annotations to endleaves. A solid copy. * Later edition of a work first published in 1594. Bronkhorst was a professor of law at the University of Leiden from 1587 until his death. According to Roberts, his work was cited often by the leading Roman-Dutch authorities, especially van Leeuwen. Enantiophanon is an extensive treatise on controversial topics in Roman-Dutch law. A sophisticated work, it went through 9 editions, the last one in 1695. Roberts, A South-African Legal Bibliography 63. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 28 (2).

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        NOVA TYPIS TRANSACTA NAVIGATIO. NOVI ORBIS INDIAE OCCIDENTALIS ... NUNC PRIMUM E VARIIS SCRIPTORIBUS IN UNUM COLLECTA ... AUTHORE ... HONORIO PHILOPHONO

      1621. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good copy of a scarce, marvelously illustrated book. Folio (7" x 11-1/4") in contemporary full blindstamped vellum bound with a 17th century religious work. Illustrated with an engraved title page, 18 numbered engraved plates, and the "Owl" plate, not found in most copies. The book begins with a lengthy and fantastic account of the Atlantic voyages of St. Brendan, the 5th century Irish monk. Most of the book describes the exploits of the Benedictine priest Bernard Buil of Montserrat, who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 to Haiti and led a team of papal-appointed missionaries to the peoples of the Americas. One of the most curious and interesting volumes of Americana with its mixture of fantasy and authentic details of Caribbean life in both text and its wonderful plates including: Columbus with a hemispherical map showing America (signed by Wolfgang Kilian); St. Brendan celebrating mass on the back of a whale with the coast of Africa to the east and to the north the mythic island of St. Brendan; cannibals attacking and roasting members of Columbus's crew; indigenous fruits including the pineapple; and more. All of the impressions are dark and strong; all are trimmed on one side about a half-inch into the image. The upper corner of the plate of the pineapple and potato lacking and replaced in expert facsimile. The specimen of printed music on the bottom of pages 35-36 represents an early printed example of Native American chants.

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        Le Réveil de Chyndonax Prince des Vacies Druydes celtiques diionois, avec la saincteté, religion, & diversité des Ceremonies observees aux anciennes Sepultures

      Par I. G. D. M. D. Finely engraved coat-of-arms of Roger de Bellegarde on recto of second leaf, one engraved folding plate (lightly dampstained), & several woodcuts in the text. 10 p.l., 176, [14] pp., one leaf of errata. Small 4to, 18th-cent. polished speckled calf (minor dampstaining & browning), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt in compartments incorporating a gilt stamp of a giraffe. Dijon: C. Guyot, 1621. First edition of this uncommon book describing one of the most sensational archeological discoveries of the 16th century. In this work, Guénébauld (d. ca. 1630), a physician in Dijon who had studied medicine in Padua and Rome, describes his discovery in 1598 in his vineyard at Poussat of a coffin with a Greek inscription eulogizing Chyndonax, a priest of Mithras. He interpreted it to be an archdruid. Guénébauld's discovery, near a Roman road, provoked a period of intense interest in druidism in Burgundy. Casaubon, Saumaise, and de Thou all were fascinated by this find. The coffin was later owned by Cardinal Richelieu. "This discovery was a very exciting affair that attracted considerable attention; it...consisted of a cylindrical stone coffer, about a foot in height, that contained a glass cinerary urn. On the base of the coffer was a Greek inscription mentioning Mithras and also a name interpreted by Guenebauld as Chyndonax, who, because he was described as a chief priest, was assumed to have been necessarily an important druid. Guenebauld himself published this find some years later in a delightful little book [the present work], complete with illustrations, which seems...to be one of the first treatises in the history of transalpine archaeology that dealt with the problems of a single excavation."-T.D. Kendrick, Druids and Druidism, p. 20. Fine copy. Closed tear to X2 without loss of text. ❧ Caillet 4819-"Ouvrage curieux et recherché." .

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        Warhaffte Historische Relation und Bericht/ Was sich in den gemeinen dreyen Bünden/ inn altem hohen Rhetia gelegen/ seythero dem vorgangenen unmenschlichen verübten Blutbad de Anno 1620. im Veltlin/ biß auff gegenwärtige Zeit nämlich zu anfang diß Monats Junii/ Anno 1621. begeben und zugetragen. Beschrieben durch einen Liebhaber der Warheit

      O. O., 1621.. 15 S. Neuer Karton. 4°. VD17 1:088296H; BL (German books) W234; Hohenemser 5134 und 5135; Head, Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons 261. - Seltene Flugschrift zum sog. Veltliner Protestantenmord. "Ermordung von ca. 600 Protestanten des Veltlins vom 19. bis am 23.7.1620, die bis vor kurzem in der Historiografie Sacro macello genannt wurde. Die harten Urteile des Thuner Strafgerichts von 1618 gegen span. und österr. Parteigänger, Bündner und Veltliner, führten im Veltlin zu einer Verschwörung, die den Abfall des Untertanenlands von den Drei Bünden und die Ausrottung der dortigen Protestanten zum Ziel hatte. Haupt der Verschwörung, deren Netz bis Madrid, Rom und Paris reichte, war Giacomo Robustelli aus Grosotto, der auch von persönl. Rachegefühlen beseelt war. An der Spitze von angeworbenen Banditen begann er den Mordbrennerzug in der Nacht vom 18. auf den 19. Juli in Tirano, eilte dann nach Teglio, Sondrio und weiter talabwärts, Männer, Frauen und Kinder ermordend. Einem Teil der Protestanten gelang die Flucht ins Ausland. Die Verschwörer erreichten ihre Ziele: Der Protestantismus südlich der Alpen war so gut wie ausgerottet und vorübergehend auch die Bündner Herrschaft über das Veltlin ausgeschaltet" (HLdS). - Gering fleckig.

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        Annales oder Historiche Chronick der Durchleuchtigisten Fursten und Herren, Ertzhertzogen zu Oesterreich, Habspurgischen Stammes, von Rudolpho 1 biss auff Carolum V.

      Johann Schultes., Augsburg. 1621 - In 4°, m. pelle no coeva, pp. VII + 481 + cc. nn. 23 + 3 inc. a piena p. + 1 a mezza p. e 469 circa di piccolo formato, raffiguranti: Ferdinando I, Anna Catharina e albero genealogico con relativi stemmi per ogni discendente (a pag.), ritratti di regnanti, Capilettera. Testata. Marca tipografica sull'ultima p. Stampa a carattere gotico. L'inc. relativa ad Anna Catharina e quella sulla p. successiva (albero genealogico) è mancante di un lembo (spigolo inf. destro) che lede solo lo spigolo dell'inc.

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        Beati Fulgentii episcope Ruspensis in Africa doctissimi, Opera theological; quae quidem adjuc extant, diligenter recensita: Quorum series & argument, post dedicationem, cum praemissa authoris vita reperientur. Interjectus est,suo loco, etiam Petri Diaconi

      Basel: Henricpetri, 1621 The book is in good antiquarian condition. It is a small octavo measuring 4"x6" beautifully bound in smooth dark brown leather with a lovely patina. Five raised bands to the spine, some rubbing at extremities, small scar to front board, a scratch and another scar to back cover. One small wormhole at back cover that penetrates that last 20 pages or so of the book. Title page has a bit of humidity staining and there is a very light "bleed" from the brown edges of the book into the fore-edge of the pages throughout, though this is not unattractive. Last blank has some old notes. Otherwise very occasional foxing, binding sturdy, pages clean. Really, quite a nice copy. Pagination is [24] ff, 905 pp , [19] ff. OCLC 257548888. This is a very hard to find early 1600s edition of the late Roman monk Fulgentius of Ruspe, in the original Latin, dating back to 1621; his works in a very handsome full leather binding. It is quite scarce: OCLC (Worldcat) only lists 11 copies worldwide. We can find no copies for sale anywhere in the world and no auction records for this edition. Fabius Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, originally of Carthage, was of Roman senatorial rank, and a friend and defender of Augustine. He was also a prominent Christian monk who wrote influential works against Arianism. He rose to become bishop of Ruspe and founded a number of monasteries. Reading Fulgentius is particularly important today in that he provides a contemporary insider's take on most of Augustine's ideas -- he is so steeped in the thoughts of his mentor he was sometimes called a "pocket Augustine"; although his writings were very influential in their own right. An important and scarce book, particularly for those interested in Augustinian thought, early Latin monasticism, or late Roman authors in the original Latin. Includes a "life" of Fulgentius.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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        Delle lodi del granduca di Toscana Cosimo II. Orazione di Michelagnol Buonarroti. Recitata da lui nell'Accademia Fiorentina il di 21. di dicembre 1621

      In Firenze, appresso Pietro Cecconcelli, alle Stelle Medicee, 1622, in-4, bella legatura in cartoncino settecentesco decorato in xilografia con un motivo policromo, pp. [4], 46, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Con stemma mediceo inciso in legno sul front. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Gamba 2031. Vinciana 3656. Parenti p. 108.

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        Artillerie, c'est a dire vraye Instruction de l'Artillerie et de toutes ses appartenances. Avec une declaration de tout ce qui est de l'office d'un general d'Icelle, tant en un siege, qu'en un lieu assiegé. Item des batteries, contre bateries, ponts...

      chez Andre d'Aelst ?1621 In-folio (cm. 29,5), pp. (4) 144, 6 di "Quelques advertissements dependan de l'artillerie, desquels on se peut servir en diverses occurrences". Vignetta xilografica al titolo con figurazioni allegoriche e motto "Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus". Iniziali e testatine ornate xilografiche. Complessive 33 tavole incise in rame f.t. da J. Blanchin (le tavole sono le stesse dell'edizione originale spagnola), 20 delle quali ripiegate, con raffigurazioni di cannoni, bombarde e pezzi d'artiglieria vari, di macchine da guerra, di disposizioni belliche, di assedi con l'artiglieria, ecc. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marrone, dorso a 6 nervi con titolo in oro su tassello rosso, fregi e filetti in oro entro scomparti. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Sguardie decorate policrome. Annotazione di possesso in data 1686 al frontespizio. Lievi bruniture e macchiette chiare che interessano le ultime carte, qualche rinforzo al verso di alcune tavole, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino, in buono stato di conservazione e ben legato. La collazione del presente volume spesso differisce nel segnalare il numero delle tavole in quanto alcune di queste presentano più figure sullo stesso foglio e vengono considerate doppie. Il presente esemplare risulta comunque il più completo con il confronto delle bibliografie. Stimata edizione il cui originale fu impresso a Bruxelles nel 1613 col titolo "Tratado de Artilléria y uso della platicado en las guerras de Flándres" di questa rimarchevole opera secentesca di artiglieria terrestre e marittima in cui l'autore discorre anche di varie questioni d'ingegneria quali il recupero dei navigli affondati, i fuochi pirotecnici (assai rilevante la sezione consacrata alla pirotecnia), la costruzione di passerelle e ponti, ecc. Nel trattato l?autore avrebbe comunicato, a giudizio di alcuni, l?idea di produrre armi a tiro ripetuto, precorritrici delle moderne mitragliatrici (in realtà si tratta di ipotesi di tiro continuato mediante giustapposizione di file di fucilieri). Interessanti e molto ampie sono le parti del trattato dedicate alle attività di logistica e alle mansioni del genio e assai importanti i paragrafi attinenti al recupero dei navigli dispersi per affondamento. Il trattato, uno dei più dotti e articolati in materia tra quanti ne furono impressi nel XVII secolo, conobbe traduzioni in svariate lingue europee, tra cui anche il tedesco ed il polacco. L'Ufano, nato a Yepes in data imprecisata, morto nel 1613, esercitò la professione di ingegnere militare al servizio dell'esercito spagnolo nelle Fiandre, agli ordini del generale Luis Velasco. La sua opera più siginificativa rimane la presente, in cui confluiscono apporti di numerosi trattatisti militari (soprattutto Luis Collado de Lebrija). Cockle, 684, note: "This is a very famous work, holding a prominent place in the history of artillery". Graesse, VII, 222. Brunet, V, 1000. Palau, 342945. Fournier, p. 541, col. II: ?Ouvrage rare e recherché?. Almirante, 858.

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        ISOKRATOUS LOGOI KAI EPISTOLAI. Isocratis Orationes et Epistolae cum nova interpretatione, qua verbum de verbo expressum effertur, cura I. T. A. [ Exemplaire aux armes du Collège de Grasse ]

      ebastiani Chappelet 1621 Isocratis Orationes et Epistolae cum nova interpretatione, qua verbum de verbo expressum effertur, cura I. T. A. [Ioannis Tarini Andegaui ], in usum studiosae Iuventutis, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein maroquin fleurdelysé aux fers du Collège de Grasse ("Collegium Grassinaeum - Lilium inter Spinas"), texte grec et latin, toutes tranches dorées, Sumptibus Sebastiani Chappelet, Paris, 1621, 8 ff., 880 pp., 20 ff. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc Aux armes du Collège de Grasse (manques en coiffes, coupes et coins usés, rel. frottée). Français

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        MADAURENSIS PLATONICI OPERA OMNIA QUAE EXSTANT

      FRANCOFURTI - OFFICINA WEEdito nel 1621 a Francofurti , in 16°, legatura in meza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti in pergamena , tagli verdi . Seconda parte di Geverharti Elmenhorsti : Emendationes . Opera Omnia. Buon esemplare.

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        Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias

      Geronymo de Contreras Lima: Geronymo de Contreras, 1621. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, "El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo" on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga's rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native "superstitions", the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga's duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga's account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. "In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography." (JCB, "Sources of Peru") Because of their 'simplicity and poor understanding' and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors - local bishops and religious leaders - who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, "The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru"). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. .......................................................... A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB.* Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 ("relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail"); and Mills' monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997).

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        La COMMARE O RICCOGLITRICE Del Eccmo. Sr. Scipion Mercurii Filosofo, Medico, e Cittadin Romano. Divisa in tre libri Ristampata correta et accresciuta Dall'istessa Autore

      Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti Venetia:: Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti,. 1621.. 4to: a^6 b^8 c^4 A - Z^8. 20 cm x 14.5 cm. [36], 256, 253 - 363 pp. 1st p. 256 misnumbered 356; 257 misnumbered 357. Books 2 & 3 have separate title-pages dated 1621 (though continuous registration).. Period full vellum binding with hand-inked title to spine. Early 17th Century edition of a work that first appeared in 1596 (cf. Garrison & Morton 6144).. Modest wear to binding. Old owner pencil notes to front eps. Old. stain to lower right of each gathering's first 4 leaves. Withal, a. VG copy.. Per Garrison & Morton, "First Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." . Engraved architectural title-page. 31 illustrations. Head- and tailpieces. Decorative woodblock initial capital letters.

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        Della commare oriccoglitrice di Scipione Mercveio Romano.Del parto preternaturale, e vitioso, & in quanti modi si faccia, e di quanto si tratterà in questo libro. Al molto R. P. Maestro F. Camillo Ballani de' Pred. Priore, & Inquisitore in S. Marco d'Alessandria Sig. mio osseruandissimo.

      appresso Gio. Battista Ciotti MDC.XXI. (1621) In 8° (19,5 x 14); tre libri in un unico volume; legatura novecentesca in mezza pergamena con tassello al dorso ; capolettera ornati; pp. (26) così segnate: frontisp. , cc. b-b4, c-c4 + pp. 362 (manca l'ultimo capitolo dedicato al "budello uscito di luogo alle creature"). Mancano le pp.113-114 col frontisp. del Libro Secondo e le .pp 241-242; un piccolo segno di tarlo attraversa il testo, che resta comprensibile, delle pp. 353-362. Malamente restaurato il frontisp. del Libro Primo e le ultime due pagine; carta brunita con tracce di umido; per il resto in discrete condizioni.Il testo delle prime 26 pagine non sembra lacunoso (nonostante manchino le carte a-a4), ma non siamo riusciti a trovare notizie su questa edizione per fare un confronto. Questo è anche il motivo per cui ci è ignoto il numero delle pagine mancanti dopo pag. 362.Il testo è illustrato da 30 belle xilografie (nelle altre edizioni 31; ne manca una?) molte delle quali a piena pagina illustranti l'anatomia femminile, le presentazioni fetali, gli strumenti ginecologici, il parto cesareo ecc.Sostanzialmente esemplare mal conservato di un'opera assai rara che rappresenta il primo trattato di ostetricia in lingua italiana la cui prima edizione, introvabile, vide la luce nel 1595.

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        La COMMARE O RICCOGLITRICE Del Eccmo. Sr. Scipion Mercurii Filosofo, Medico, e Cittadin Romano. Divisa in tre libri Ristampata correta et accresciuta Dall'istessa Autore

      Venetia:: Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti,. 1621.. 4to: a^6 b^8 c^4 A - Z^8. 20 cm x 14.5 cm. [36], 256, 253 - 363 pp. 1st p. 256 misnumbered 356; 257 misnumbered 357. Books 2 & 3 have separate title-pages dated 1621 (though continuous registration).. Period full vellum binding with hand-inked title to spine. Early 17th Century edition of a work that first appeared in 1596 (cf. Garrison & Morton 6144).. Modest wear to binding. Old owner pencil notes to front eps. Old. stain to lower right of each gathering's first 4 leaves. Withal, a. VG copy.. Per Garrison & Morton, "First Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." . Engraved architectural title-page. 31 illustrations. Head- and tailpieces. Decorative woodblock initial capital letters.

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        Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum ... Editio tertia

      Basel, König 1621.. 8 Bll., 960 S., 36 Bll. Dekorativer späterer HPrgt. mit rotem Rückenschild.

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        Veue du chateau et du pont S. Ange a Rome.

      Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 12 x 20 (alla lastra), in basso a sn. "Grav? par Israel Silvestre" (e il numero 2 poco sopra all'inizio della dicitura), in basso a destra "Avec privil. du R."; foglio in primo stato, con bella filigrana di gallo (o rapace) con ali spiegate. Silvestre Israel (Nancy, 3 agosto, 1621 - Parigi, 11 ottobre 1691), appartenente a una famiglia di artisti francesi, fu disegnatore e incisore. Dopo la morte dei genitori, nel 1631, fu mandato a Parigi con lo zio Israel Henriet, grazie al quale imparer? a disegnare e a incidere; e grazie allo zio conoscer? Callot e Della Bella. Tra il 1638 e il 1641 (si pensa nel 1640), Silvestre compir? un primo viaggio in Italia; un secondo viaggio sar? quello del 1643, un terzo nel 1653. Dopo la seconda visita in Italia vengono pubblicate le "Vues d'Italie (1643 circa). Fu artista fin troppo prolifico, numerosissime sono le sue opere, tant'? che ? quasi impossibile redigerne un inventario completo, avendo egli realizzato circa mille pezzi. Tra queste citiamo: "Vues de Paris et des environs" (1645), "Ports de mer" (1648), "Paysages" (1654), un secondo set di "Vues d'Italie", il "Balletto Reale Noces de T?tis" (1655), Vues de ch?teaux (1658) dedicate a Luigi XIV. Dal 1662; incise lastre per il re: "Course de t?tes et de bagues" (1662), "Plaisirs de l'isle enchant?e" (1664) e "Ch?teaux royaux". Il suo stile fu, all'inizio, piuttosto sciolto, ma a partire dalla pubblicazione delle prime "Vues d'Italie" divenne pi? raffinato e delicato, acquisendo accuratezza e precisione senza essere asciutto; a volte era simile a quello di Jacques Callot o di Stefano della Bella, con i quali ebbe rapporti di amicizia e dei quali ottenne l'esclusiva per la pubblicazione delle lastre. Infatti, mettendo bene a frutto i risultati del lavoro di Henriet, alla sua morte, avvenuta nel 1661, riusc? a ereditarne le lastre e a ottenere il privilegio di stampa e la vendita delle opere di Callot e di Della Bella, escludendo altri stampatori da questa posizione (ottenne le lastre del Callot alla morte dello zio Henriette; di Della Bella nel 1684). La veduta fa parte della raccolta delle "Vues d'Italie", in questo caso di quelle relative a Roma e dintorni. Nel rispetto del classico stile dell'autore, essa fonde elementi reali a fantasie pittoriche. Bella e rara prova particolarmente nitida.

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        Comoediae, ex recognitione Jani Gruteri [...] accedunt commentarij Fridrici Taubmanni auctores; item indices rerum & verborum necessari.

      [Wittenberg,] Zachariam Schurerum, 1621. (52) + 1557 + 125 p. Contemporary blindstamped vellum, spine in five compartments. 24,5 X 18 cm

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        Du Bartas his diuine weekes, and workes : with a compleate collectio[n] of all the other most delight-full workes translated and written by yt famous philomusus, Iosuah Syluester Gent

      London : Printed by Humphray Lownes, 1621. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [32], 1215, [1] p., ill., port. (woodcuts). Notes: In verse. The title page is engraved and signed: R: Elstracke sculpsit. Includes translations by Sylvester of works by Henry Smith; Guy du Faur, seigneur de Pibrac; Odet de La Noue, seigneur de Teligny; Girolamo Fracastoro; George Goodwin; and Pierre Matthieu. Also contains most of Sylvester's original works. Publication date from colophon. The first leaf is blank."The history of Iudith .. Englished by Tho. Hudson" has separate title page dated 1620. There are also numerous divisional titles; pagination and register are continuous throughout. Referenced by: STC (2nd ed.) 21653. Language: English ; French. Text within borders. Historiated initials, head and tail-pieces. Edges browned with some creasing. The folding plate has suffered considerable loss. Copy of Thomas Renshaw with his signiature in multiple. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. A good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        BIBLIA - NOVUM DOMINI NOSTRI JESU CHRISTI TESTAMENTUM SYRICE.

      Cum versione Latina. Accesserunt in fine notationes variantis lectionis, ex quinq; impressis editionibus diligenter collectæ à Martino Trostio. Cothenis [Cöthen] Anhalitinorum 1621. Large 8to. (8)+843+(1 blank) pages. Lovely, clean copy in contemporary full calf binding, spine richly gilt. Minor hole to the upper right corner of the first few pages (not affecting text). A few contemporary (or nearly contemporary) notes in both larin and syriac in red and black ink to the margins of the first few leaves.. Very nice copy indeed, beatifully printed in syriac with latin notes and introduction. Printed "backwards" (in Western terms) like an Arabian book

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        Sexti Empirici Opera qvæ extant. Magno ingenii acumine scripti, Pyrrhoniarum Hypotyposeon libri III. Quibus in tres philosophiæ partes acerrimè inquiritur, Henrico Stephano interprete: Aduersus Mathematicos, hoc est, eos qui disciplinas profitentur, libri X. Gentiano Herveto Aurelio interprete. Græcè nunc primùm editi.

      Aurelianæ, Typis ac Sumptibus Petri & Jacobi Chouet 1621 [Orleans, 1621]. Folio. With woodcut initials. (20)+520+(42) pages. The pages are 330x200 mm and the text is 280x152 mm. Bound in a very fine 18th century full leather binding of calf in the 'mirror' style with blindtooled and gilt decoration on the sides. The spine has six raised bands and is with richly gilt decoration. The title on the spine reads 'S. Empir. Opera Gr. Lat.'. This are two gilt owner's marks on the spine, one on the upper part and one on the lower part. Gilt super exlibris on the front cover. The binding has a few scratches and very minor edgewear. Inside with a little brown staining, but definately not much. A remarkable and presentable copy.. Graesse VI, p. 378.** This copy of the philosophy of Sextus Empiricus belonged to the noted Danish bibliophile Niels Foss (1670-1751) and bears his gilt coat-of-arms on the upper and his initials on the lower part of the spine. Niels Foss owned a large library, which included a nearly complete collection of Danish books as well as several international works. The great playwright and philosopher of his own right Ludvig Holberg frequented the library. Later the book went into the Bibliotheca Communitatis Regiae (in Copenhagen (established 1777; partly sold 1853)) with the letters B.C.R. in gold on the front board.*** The first printed Greek edition of the works of Sextus Empiricus (c. 160-210 AD), who was a Greek philosopher of the sceptical school. His thinking has had a great influence on Montaigne, Hume, Hegel and others. In 1562 a Latin edition was published by Henricus Stephanus followed by a complete translation in 1569, but not until this 1621 edition was the full Greek text widely available

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        Quadrupedum omnium bisculorum historia. Iohannes Cornelius Uterverius Belga colligere incaepit. Thomas Dempsterus Baro a Muresk Scotus I.C. perfectè absoluit. Hieronymus Tamburinus in lucem edidit. Ad Illustrissimum, et Reverendissimum. D. Paridem Lodronium Comitem Archiepiscopum, et principem Salisburgensem. Sedis Apostolicae Legatum natum. Cum Indice copiosissimo.

      Bononiae (Bologna), Apud Sebastianum Bonhommium, 1621. Folio. Cont. full vellum w. gilt title on back. A few wormholes to lower back as well as bottom and inside of boards. T-p. a bit shaved a w. a few wormholes. Some marginal wormholes in beginning and end, not affecting text. Very nice copy w. inevitable occasional brownspotting. Pp. 487-88 w. tear, no textloss. Pp. 337-39, 553-55 and 861 mispaginated. Engr. t-p., many woodcut initials, large woodcut printer's device on colophon (colophon also dated 1621) and 89 large woodcut illustrations of four-footed animals (Nissen mentions 77, but probably only counts two on a page as one). (12), 1040, (12) pp.. Rare first edition. In Latin with Greek text in between. This work was reprinted same place in 1642, 1653 and in Francfurt in 1647.Aldrovandi (1522 - 1605) had planned a great biological work dealing with fish, plants, minerals, quadrupeds etc., but only four volumes (two works) appeared in his lifetime. The remaining works were left as manuscripts to the city of Bologna and printed posthumously. As a multi-talented genius Aldrovandi studied mathematics, law and philosophy under the best of each field in this period, until he, around 1545, decided to study medicine at the University of Padua.As the consequence of a charge of heresy (probably due to him having studied in Padua, a main centre for the teachings of Averröes), he was obliged to go to Rome to clear himself of the accusation. On this trip he met Rondelet, the acquaintance with whom finally caused him to study natural history, the branch for which he later claimed so much fame, not least due to his quadrupedical work.Though earning his wages as a teacher of "logic" at the University of Bologna, he devoted himself almost entirely to the study of natural sciences, which is why he was appointed professor of the history of "simples" (Aldrovandi expanded this to also include what is now called natural history, i.e. expanded it to also deal with animals, minerals and plants, also non-medical ones).Aldrovandi has thus been of great importance to natural history/ science, as we know it today. He plays a great role in the new form of natural science and history, and teaches the Renaissance to systematize; by doing this he gave the term "natural science" a new meaning. "His assignment to this professorship was important for the development of natural history, for until then, lectures had been confined to the concise illustrations of single specimens of medical value." (D.S.B. I:109). He was a very popular teacher and was therefore elected professor on 11th of February 1561. As we find him in the beginning of "modern" science, one should not be surprised to find mediaeval traces in his otherwise excellent strict scientific works. As he is only just beginning to make natural science critical and experimental, there is also quite a bit of material taken from Pline and his like. Though he did contribute to science with new and revolutionizing evidence (as proving where in the embryo the heart is developed and that it is developed before the liver), his greatest contribution to scientific research is his direct focus on and observation of natural phenomenona."Although Aldrovandi is not identified with any revolutionary discoveries, his work as a teacher and as the author of volumes that constitute an irreplaceable cultural patrimony earns him a place among the fathers of modern science. Perhaps most importantly, he was among the first to attempt to free the natural sciences from the stifling influence of authority of textbooks, for which he substituted, as far as possible, direct study and observation of the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds." (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, I:110 ff.). Graesse I:65. Nissen ZBI 76. Only later editions are mentioned in Wood

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